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How To Remove A Stuck Wheel

August 10, 2011

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I stepped outside and noticed the tale-tell sign of a flat tire on my pickup. The rear passenger-side sagged several inches below the rest of the vehicle.  A cursory inspection revealed the cause; the tire had picked up a roofing nail somewhere on the road and overnight it had lost most of its air pressure. […]

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Why Parachute Cord Should Be In Your Survival Kit

June 8, 2011

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In survival situations, everything is a potential tool for bettering your situation. U.S. paratroopers found this to be true during the second world war. Once on the ground, soldiers harvested the suspension lines from their parachutes and used them for general purpose cordage. It was so useful, that the military has since made paracord readily […]

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A Good Knife

May 20, 2011

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A good, high quality knife is an essential tool for every survival scenario. With the exception of a multi-tool, no other item has as many wide-ranging capabilities as a good knife. A good knife can be used to cut saplings to make a shelter or to skin a rabbit for dinner. It can be used […]

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Just-In-Case Car Kit, Part 1

April 20, 2011

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The nature of emergencies is such that when you need something, you need it NOW.  In area with no cell coverage, traveling with a carload of kids is not the time to find out you have no spare tire as you stare at your flat and dusk approaches. With that in mind, we have tried […]

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